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Honeycomb Gorge

by on Oct.09, 2019, under Life, Photography

In the afternoon we headed across to Honeycomb Gorge

Alone

Alone

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 50 mm, 1/50 sec at f/7.1, ISO 500

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Honeycomb Gorge Trail (Class 3, 600m return) is an easy, but rocky trail which takes walkers to a large amphitheatre containing a seasonal waterfall (unfortunately not running at this time of year)

This is possibly the most popular site within the Kennedy Range national park

You can also walk to the gorge from the camp ground (approx 3km each way) or drive around (which is what we opted to do)

Honeycomb Gorge

Honeycomb Gorge

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/25 sec at f/8, ISO 160 x 6 Frames

Here we could marvel at the honeycomb cavities that have been eroded into the cliff face by wind and water spray. This has created a mass of hexagonal holes leading to the “Honeycomb” name with the cliffs rising up to 100 metres above the valley

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 500

Crumble

Crumble

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 29.5 mm, 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 640

 

 

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Windworn

by on Oct.08, 2019, under Life, Photography

Up on top of the range, what few “trees” were there were incredibly windworn

Must get pretty damn windy up here… most of the living plants were flattened horizontally onto the ground (barely a few cm above the ground)

The harsh environment has weathered the wood to extremes making for some lovely texture

Exposed

Exposed

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 43 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 64

V

V

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 90

Looking Back

Looking Back

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 90

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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Kennedy Range Escarpment

by on Oct.07, 2019, under Life, Photography

Once we’d climbed to the top of the range and followed the trail across the top to the point we had a magnificent view from the escarpment

Kennedy Range Escarpment

Kennedy Range Escarpment

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 64 x 8 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

From here we could look out over the plains. With Drapers gorge to our right and Temple Gorge to our left

Down below at the end of that dirt road in the middle is the Temple Gorge Campground where we were staying

Folds and Layers

Folds and Layers

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 64 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 125

 

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Escarpment Trail

by on Oct.06, 2019, under Life, Photography

We’d decided to walk the Escarpment Trail early in the morning as it was going to be much cooler and more pleasant than later in the day

Dad and I arrived back from photographing sunrise before 8AM so there was still time for a quick breakfast. It was still cloudy and cool so we all headed out to join the escarpment trail

The Escarpment Trail (a Class 4, 3.4km return) starts at either Drapers Gorge car park or Temple Gorge campground. The trail leads into a narrow gorge that ascends to the top of the range for spectacular views

Escarpment Trail

Escarpment Trail

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/40 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Finding Form

Findign Form

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 180

The colour and patterns of the rocks here is quite varied. Most of the cliffs are variations on orange, but scattered across the surface (down towards the bottom of the valleys) are very dark ironstones

Thunderegg

Thunderegg

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 900

These look like thunder eggs or smashed eggs and make me think of meteors. When smashed open they have many many layers of very hard rock and are often hollow inside. They have this dark metallic sheen to them, some with coloured patches through them. I found them quite hard to photograph

Weathered

Weathered

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 72

Rest

Rest

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 56 mm, 1/60 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

 

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Loop

by on Oct.05, 2019, under Life, Photography

A few more images at Sunrise View in the Kennedy Range from both camera’s after sunrise

Looking down at the ground here is quite beautiful. I’m only sorry I didn’t take more images pointing down rather than horizontally

Loop

Loop

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/50 sec at f/4, ISO 100

This panorama from much lower and looking more upwards – you can see us standing on the sunrise viewing area in the middle

With the sun now fully up but still low to the horizon all the exposed rock gets this lovely but insanely bright and saturated orange glow

Back @ The View

Back @ The View

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/640 sec at f/4, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/25 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Sunrise Orange

Sunrise Orange

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Warmth

Warmth

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 62 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 140

 

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